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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5761

Original release date: 01/08/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The NantSys device in Motorola netOctopus 5.1.2 build 1011 has weak permissions for the \\.\NantSys device interface (nantsys.sys), which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash), as demonstrated by modifying the SYSENTER_EIP_MSR CPU Model Specific Register (MSR) value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 27175
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: netoctopus-nantsys-privilege-escalation(39503)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.netopia.com/support/software/technotes/netoctopus/Removing_the_nantsys_Driver.pdf
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019161
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0062
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20080107 Motorola netOctopus Agent MSR Write Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:motorola:netoctopus:5.1.2_build_1011

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)